Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour

6 Days
From $710
Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Lhasa
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After sightseeing in Lhasa head straight to the coiling scorpion-lake of Yamdrotso before heading and the glacier-draped Karola pass to Gyantse with its must-see Pelkor Chöde Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum. A 90mins drive away is Shigatse, with its impressive Tashilump Monastery, one of the Six Big Monasteries of Gelugpa (or Yellow Hat Sect) in Tibet.

1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)
2 Lhasa Suburb
3 Lhasa City
4 Lhasa- Gyantse(4040m)- Shigatse(3840m), 360km, approx 6hrs
5 Shigatse-Lhasa, 300km, approx 5hrs
6 Depart from Lhasa
Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

Taking a flight into Tibet will give you a panorama of the snowy Himalaya Mountains or 1-2 days of train riding over the high plateau by crossing Tanggula Mountains with beautiful sceneries along the way. Once you arrive, our local Tibetan tour guide and driver will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway with traditional Tibetan white scarf to wish you good luck! And then transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself. The first day's well-rest is crucial to acclimatize the high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to shower if you can help it.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Day 2 Lhasa Suburb

Today’s first attraction is to visit Drepung Monastery which is the world's largest monastery that housed for more than 10,000 monks; it was the resident of the Dalai Lama. After lunch, you will continue to visit the Sera Monastery which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. The most attractive thing of Sera Monastery is the Buddhist Scriptures debating held in the courtyard between 15:00 - 17:00 from Monday to Saturday.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Drepung Monastery is also a Buddhist education base. It is the best place to learn and impart the Buddhism.
Sera Monastery  is one of three famous monasteries in the city
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome Dinner
Day 3 Lhasa City

In the morning our guide will meet you at the hotel and first take you to visit the famous Potala Palace, the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the masterpiece of Tibetan architecture, which was first built by 33rd King Songtsen Gangpo in the 7th century and rebuilt later in the 17th century by 5th Dalai Lama. And now it is a museum and world heritage site. 

In the afternoon, we will go to visit Jokhang Temple in the center of the old Lhasa city. Jokhang Temple is one of the most sacred temples in all over Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims since from early days. After that you will take a walk around the Barkhor street which is one of the most devotional circuit as well as a crowded central market of Lhasa, Barkhor Street located in the old area of Lhasa City in Tibet, which is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple and the locals are always proud of it. As a symbol of Lhasa, it is also a must-see place for visitors.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

The original Potala Palace was built by the King Songtsan Gampo for his bride in 637 AD, and it was rebuilt by the fifth Dalai Lama.
khang Temple has a beautiful golden roof, which will attract you when you get close to it. The golden roof of Jokhang Template. Ancient wooden beams and rafters can be found under the roof.
  • Breakfast
Day 4 Lhasa- Gyantse(4040m)- Shigatse(3840m), 360km, approx 6hrs

We will pass by Gampala pass (4794m) on the way from Lhasa to Shigatse and visit Yamdrok Lake. Covering 638km², Yamdrok Lake is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet. The lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and is fed by numerous small streams. 

Later we will pass and enjoy the Karola Glacier on the roadside; it is about 300m from the main highway with easy access on your way to Gyantse. Then visit the main monastery in Gyantse - Pelkor Chode Monastery. Pelkhor Choede in Gyantse town is located about 230km to the south of Lhasa and 100km to the east of Shigatse. The monastery is a short walk from the heart of the town.

Stay overnight in Shigatse, 3★/4★

See a flock of sheep and local herdsman along the lakeshore.
The white glacier looks spectacular for visitors passing by.
  • Breakfast
Day 5 Shigatse-Lhasa, 300km, approx 5hrs

In the morning, we will visit the home of Panchen Lama - Tashilunpo Monastery, which was founded by the 1st Dalai Lama in 1447. It is a historic and culturally important monastery in Shigatse and also the second-largest city in Tibet. It's located on a hill in the center of the city. The full name in Tibetan of the monastery means "all fortune and happiness gathered here" or "heap of glory". For the trip back to Lhasa in the later afternoon, we will provide you two solutions which will be decided by Great Tibet Tour.

Option A: Drive from Shigatse – Lhasa;

Option B: Train from Shigatse – Lhasa;

For Option B, the guide will accompany you to take a taxi to Shigatse Railway Station, and take the train from Shigatse to Lhasa. And upon your arrival in Lhasa, we will arrange you to be dropped off at your hotel. The taxi & train fare is included in the cost.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

“Tashilhunpo” means “Auspicious Sumeru” in Tibetan language
Tashilhunpo Monastery covers an area of nearly 300,000 square meters
  • Breakfast
Day 6 Depart from Lhasa

Today your guide and driver will escort you to the airport or railway station for your next destination. Before your departure, we will appreciate if you can spend a few minutes to evaluate our services either by filling the feedback form or simply send us an email when you back home. Your whole trip officially ended.

  • Breakfast

All prices are in US Dollar / Person

Economic Class (3-Star Hotels)

2019-05-01 ~ 2019-06-30 2019-07-01 ~ 2019-08-31 2019-09-01 ~ 2019-10-07 2019-10-08 ~ 2019-10-31 2019-11-01 ~ 2019-12-31
$790 $890 $850 $790 $710

Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)

2019-05-01 ~ 2019-06-30 2019-07-01 ~ 2019-08-31 2019-09-01 ~ 2019-10-07 2019-10-08 ~ 2019-10-31 2019-11-01 ~ 2019-12-31
$910 $1020 $980 $910 $880

Discount Policy

You may only enjoy one of the advantageous policy, not both.

Option A:3 or More to Join the Same Group $30 / person
Option B:Tour in Apr~Oct
  • To book 6-month prior tour starts 5% Off / person
  • To book 3-month prior tour starts 3% Off / person

Booking Policy

Confirmed Dates 12-working-day prior
Dates Listed as 1st traveller 1 Person, 75-day prior
2 Persons or above, 45-day prior
Dates Not Listed as 1st traveller1~2 Persons, 90-day prior
3 Persons or above, 45-day prior


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No desired date of departure? Please send us an inquiry and we will try to arrange your tour according to your plan.

Our Service


* Lodgings: 5 Nights, twin room en suite in 3★/4★

* Meal: 5 Breakfasts & 1 Welcome Dinner

* Travel-licensed vehicle according to group size & season as itinerary needed including gas and parking fee;

* Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day;

* Group tour pick-up from airport to hotel at 9:30 am,13:00 pm and 16:00 pm on the first day;

* Group tour drop-off from hotel to airport at 6:00 am,8:30 am and 12:30 pm on the last day;

* On Day 5, if GTT decides to use Option B, the hard seat train tickets from Shigatse to Lhasa will be included by GTT

* Guide: experienced local English-speaking tour guide

* Attractions: all entrance fee mentioned in itinerary

* Permit: Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB);

* Travel Agency Liability insurance;

* Government Tax;

* Express delivery fee of Permit (eg. SF. Express)

* Food & lodgings for guide & driver;

* Oxygen tank for emergency use;

* Two bottles of mineral water per person per day;


* International flight to and out of China;

* Domestic flight/train to and out of Lhasa; (We’d like to book the domestic flight/train ticket at the BEST price. Please contact us for details.)

* If you miss the free transfer schedule due to flight delay or cancelation, then you are required to pay private transfer from USD 80/vehicle/time.

* Lunch & Dinner are not included but we will recommend some good ones for you according to your requirements. Usually, it takes 3-10 USD per person for each meal.

* While Gratuities for guide and driver is NOT mandatory, it is expected. Based on their service, you can tip them on the last day of the tour. You are suggested to tip each of them 5-10 USD/day in total;

* All the commission and tax charged by PayPal, Bank, and government when making payment. (e.g. PayPal --- 4.2%. Wire transfer --- 2%);

* Personal expenses;

* Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions.


* Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB) usually takes about 12-working-day to apply. If you couldn’t provide the required docs & info on time, an extra handling fee will be charged. Please consult your travel consultant for details;

* We reserve the right to change the itinerary order and attractions in Lhasa;

* If you prefer to book your own hotels over those included in our group tour, please meet the rest of the group at their daily hotel on time. We don’t include the transfers to your own hotels;

* We need to pick up and drop off all members of the group on first & last day from Lhasa Airport/Railway, thus there may not always have guide presence but driver;

* Due to the special nature of Tibet travel, any unforeseeable and unavoidable objective circumstances, including but not limited to natural disasters, war, terrorism, riot, civil commotion, strikes, public health emergencies, government action, major traffic jams, delay or cancellation of flight/train, attractions temporarily closed. etc., resulting in a change of itinerary, the increased cost will be paid by travellers; if any attraction visits have to be cancelled due to the same reasons above, GTT won't be held responsible for a refund except certain attraction entrance fee which will be solely decided by GTT.

* Single Supplement: our quote is based on twin rooms. For single travellers, single supplement is required at the time of booking. If later we manage to match you with another traveller to share the twin room, the single supplement will be refunded.

Asked Questions from our Clients



planning to take the 6 day trip.



In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to join 6 Days  Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour with the departure date on May.27th. We only have this group tour with the departure date on May.30th. Is it available to you? May I remind you that we need at least 12 working days to apply for the Tibet Travel Permit for you. There are only 14 working days left. Can you make your decision ASAP?



Would I need pay a single supplement?



In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to join the 6 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour. May I know when would like to have this tour?

I will quote for you after you confirm the itinerary. By the way, which hotel star do you prefer? Economy 3-star hotel or comfortable 4-star hotel.

Ong ***


Hi I am interested to join a small group on the 6-day Lhasa/G/Shigatse tour by train from Xining and maybe fly back or take train from Lhasa to Xining depending on the cost. Since I am travelling alone, I am interested to share room if possible.



In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to join the 6 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour with the departure date on Jun.14th. According to our company's booking policy, we can open this group tour to a solo traveler 75 days in advance. There are less than 75 days. So we can't open a new group tour with the departure date on Jun.14th for you. 

We have the same group tour with the departure date on Jun.11th. Is it available to you? 

We can purchase the train ticket from Xining to Lhasa for you. 

I will quote for you after you confirm the itinerary.



Hi, We are 2 people, and we would like to go to a 6-day tour (Lhasa-Shigatse-...), either just the two of us or with a group if this is cheaper. We really would like to visit Tibet but we are not rich at all, so can you please let us know the best price you can offer us? Many thanks. Have a nice evening, Best regards, Noemie



According to your request, I suggest you join our 6 days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour, which you can share the total cost of tour guide, car with other people in this group. 

For this 6 days group tour, we have confirmed departure date on April 29th. Is it available for you? Also, we can open a new departure date on April 25th if you book this tour with us now. 



I will go from Haelbin by air



In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to join the 6 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour with the departure date on May.13th.

According to our company's booking policy, we can open this group tour to you if you book the tour with us 75 days in advance. There are only 13 days left. 

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